The Department of Physical Education in Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College was initiated in the Year 1957 with Mr. M. Paramaraj as the Director of Physical Education between 1957 and 1979. It was later headed by Mr. R. Maheshwaran from 1979 to 2011. The Present Physical Director Dr. B. Akbar Ali assumed office on 24th March 2014.
The Department has attained the pinnacle of massive achievement at present. The Department has been facilitated with a grand Indoor Stadium, Sports Pavilion and a Sports Gallery that could hold 1000 Spectators by the funds of U.G.C and Management.
The Department of Physical Education provides Sport and recreational activities to students, establishing discipline, values of accountability and responsibility, teaching goal setting and instilling in students the ability to dream, go out and achieve their goals.
Our mission is to run a consistent and sustainable sports development program providing students with opportunities to participate in recreational and competitive sporting activities to contribute to the goals of the students.
The College provides Sports Quota Seats exclusively for deserving Sportsmen every year.
Selection trails are conducted for Men and Women teams based on individual game skills.
Coaching camps are organised for Men teams in Football, Basket Ball, Ball Badminton, Badminton, Cricket, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Chess, Carrom and Athletics. For Women Teams in Ball Badminton, Badminton, Volleyball, Throw ball, Tennikoit, Table Tennis, Chess, Carrom and Athletics. General Fitness training and game training are regularly given for Men and Women teams from 3pm to 6pm every day.
The Department of Physical Education takes the pride of achievement as it has accepted the challenge of including Women Students in the field of sports to achieve and enlighten the Women students. Presently more than 300 Women Students participate not only in Madurai Kamaraj University Zone-C and Inter Zone Tournament but are also successful in various events.
As an initiative to benefit, the Students and Peers have started a Facebook Account as Sports-Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College where they get to know the day-to-day Sports events, Students Achievements, Sports Photos, Sports facilities available in the Department of Physical Education.
Besides, with a view to encourage the integrity that Sports can bring, the Department of Physical Education formed the Sports Alumni Association of Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College. The passed out students list is maintained and updated every year. The Sports Alumni Association also conducts a get-together once a year before the Annual Sports Day is held.